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School Excursions

Teachers now have the opportunity to bring their students to the AWLQ Rehoming and Education Centre, where they can engage in hands-on learning activities related to responsible companion animal care and the effects of pet overpopulation in our community.

We offer three structured Excursion Programs designed according to the learning levels of students. Each program is two hours in duration, including a break for lunch or morning tea (lunch not provided). Our Education Director is happy to tailor a program, in consultation with the class teacher, to the learning needs of individual class groups if so required.

COST: $10 per student (minimum 25 students), which includes a ‘take-home’ pack for students.

Level One (P – 3): ‘Companion Animals and their Needs’

Students learn about the basic needs of companion animals, how they think, feel and behave and how they should be treated. Students engage in hands-on rotational learning activities designed to enhance their awareness of responsible animal care. Students are given the opportunity to get up-close with Refuge animals and learn some basic dog and cat safety, obedience and grooming skills.


Level Two (4 – 7): ‘Responsible Care of Companion Animals’

Students learn all about the four steps of responsible companion animal care – desexing, identifying, training and keeping their companion animal safe and happy. Students engage in hands-on rotational learning activities designed to enhance their knowledge in the four areas of responsible animal care. Students are given the opportunity to get up-close with Refuge animals and learn some basic dog and cat safety, obedience and grooming skills.


Level Three (8 – 12): ‘Making a Difference for Companion Animals’

Students learn about contemporary companion animal issues in Australia and the ethical and environmental challenges concerned with reducing pet overpopulation. Students engage in hands-on rotational learning activities in which students analyse the effectiveness of current solutions and create possible strategies to help solve animal welfare issues. Students are given the opportunity to get up-close with Refuge animals and learn ways in which they can individually make a difference for refuge animals.

If you are an educator, help us promote our Excursion Programs at your school by downloading and printing off our school excursions promotional flyer and passing it on to people at your school that may be interested. Excursion Programs are also available for vacation care groups, community and study groups. For more information or to book an Excursion, please contact the AWLQ Education Division.